Casa Vallejo

Casa Vallejo is a historic hotel in Baguio, Philippines. Built in 1909, it is the oldest hotel in the city. It is also recognized as Baguio Centennial Commission as one of the 10 oldest institutions in the city. The hotel is located along Upper Session Road.[1][2]

Casa Vallejo
Casa Vallejo Logo.svg
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Casa Vallejo façade
Casa Vallejo is located in Luzon
Casa Vallejo
Location within Luzon
Casa Vallejo is located in Philippines
Casa Vallejo
Casa Vallejo (Philippines)
General information
AddressUpper Session Road
Town or cityBaguio
CountryPhilippines
Coordinates16°24′34″N 120°36′02″E / 16.40955°N 120.60052°E / 16.40955; 120.60052Coordinates: 16°24′34″N 120°36′02″E / 16.40955°N 120.60052°E / 16.40955; 120.60052
Named forSalvador Vallejo
Completed1909
Opened1923 (as a hotel)
Other information
Number of rooms24[1]
Number of restaurants1[1]
Website
casavallejohotel.com

HistoryEdit

Casa Vallejo prior to the 1920s, served as residence of Bureau of Public Works employees and was referred to as Dormitory 4. In 1917, the building was used as a German Prisoner of War detention center.[3] The structure was built using of wood, galvanized iron, and sawali.[4]

In 1923, the dormitory became a hotel. In 1927, Salvador Vallejo leased the hotel from the government. The building also served as a British and Indian refugee center in 1940. Casa Vallejo survived the carpet bombing by Imperial Japan in 1941 during World War II.[3]

The Mountain Province High School (now the Baguio City National High School) used to be a tenant of the Casa Vallejo building prior to moving in Andebok in the 1950s.[5]

Casa Vallejo was recognized as a historic site, with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines unveiling a marker for the recognition on September 20, 2019.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "About Casa Vallejo Baguio". Casa Vallejo Baguio. Casa Vallejo Baguio. Archived from the original on February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  2. ^ Voltaire Tupaz (January 11, 2014). "Indigenous rights or heritage: Battle over Baguio's oldest hotel". Rappler. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Baguio's urban legends revisited". Sunstar. October 31, 2016. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  4. ^ Cathy Yamsuan (January 26, 2014). "What's behind the surprise eviction notice of Casa Vallejo?". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved February 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Cabreza, Vincent (June 17, 2016). "Baguio high school turns 100 yrs old in age of K-12". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  6. ^ Villanueva, Brenda Lee (September 27, 2019). "Events made in Baguio". Sunstar. Retrieved June 5, 2021.

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